Hola! I am Moisés from Lima, I am 36 years old. I am the owner of a small hostel in Las Antillas de Paracas, 7km from the famous Paracas Bay of the Ica region and 3h south from Lima. It is a simple but comfortable place with a very relaxed atmosphere. I run it together with my right hand man Odon and our lovely cook Veronica. At the moment we only host up to 10 guests in 4 rooms, but we have a great living space: a pool, a dining area with books, a bar with hammocks and couches (and games and music), and a fully equiped kitchen. The Antillas are a safe and quiet village within magnificent desert landscape. We offer you this cozy place to come and enjoy “peru-life”. Free car ride to the bay is available at any time, and bicycles coming soon!
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will live with Peruvians but also have many opportunities to meet foreigners. My family is from Lima while Odon is a native of the Andes and Veronica has lived in the Antillas for many years. We speak Spanish here but I know English, while Odon’s first language is Quechua and he is also learning English, so you can both teach and learn with us! Our hostel welcomes Peruvians and visitors from all over the world alike. The bay has a great natural and cultural history and is very popular with tourists. Here the desert meets the ocean and the Paracas National Reserve offers stunning landscapes and fauna to behold and study.
To welcome and attend guests at the hostel, give a hand organizing tours to the surrounding nature, occasionally make Chilcano or other drinks. Help cleaning the hostel, or beachcombing for building materials. There are many different opportunities for your own creative input… art, ideas for online promotion/fundraising, construction, gardening – currently we are planning an eco-natural building.
Private room or tent with a shared bathroom in our private volunteers area. There is a shower with hot water and wifi is available at the hostel at all times. As concerns food you can always have breakfeast and dinner with us or also try out some of the many restaurants of Paracas.
Beside the comfort of the village and the excitements of Paracas Bay you will have opportunities to visit Pisco (20km) and Chincha (50km) to the north and Ica (60km) and Nasca (200km) to the east. I regularly travel to Pisco and Lima for supplies and can take you along.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week